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[KIM & CHANG] Top-ranked in All 16 Practice Areas Surveyed - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

February 2018

In the recently published The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018, one of the legal industry’s most prominent guides to the legal market in Asia, Kim & Chang was the only Korean law firm to be top-ranked ("Tier 1") in all 16 practice areas surveyed.  Particularly noteworthy is the fact that our IP group was the only Tier 1-ranked practice to be recognized in the “Intellectual property – Patents and Trademarks” category.

In addition to the firm awards, 27 Kim & Chang professionals were named as "Leading Individuals" and "Next Generation Lawyers" in their respective practice areas. 

Below are the details of our ranking results:

Firm Rankings ("Tier 1" in All 16 Practice Areas)

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property – Patents & Trademarks
  • International Arbitration
  • Projects & Energy
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory Compliance and Investigations
  • Shipping
  • TMT
  • Tax

Leading Individuals

  • Antitrust & Competition: Kyung Taek Jung
  • Banking & Finance: Young Kyun Cho, Young Min Kim
  • Capital Markets: Myoung Jae Chung
  • Corporate and M&A: Young Jay Ro, Jong Koo Park, Young Man Huh
  • Dispute Resolution: Sang Ho Han
  • Employment: Chun Wook Hyun, Weon Jung Kim
  • Insurance: Jay Ahn
  • Intellectual Property: Jay (Young-June) Yang
  • International Arbitration: Byung-Chol (B.C.) Yoon, Eun Young Park, Liz Kyo-Hwa Chung
  • Projects and Energy: Young Kyun Cho
  • Real Estate: Kwan Sik Yu
  • Shipping: Byung-Suk Chung, Jin Hong Lee
  • TMT: Dong Shik Choi
  • Tax: Je Heum Baik

Next Generation Lawyers

  • Corporate and M&A: Sun Yul Lee
  • Employment: Hyun Jae Park
  • Insurance: Joon Young Kim
  • International Arbitration: Una Cho, Hye Sung Kim, Sejong Youn
  • Real Estate: Sang Min Lee

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